Allow TFS Task Board to have custom colors
For example if you could assign a color to an area, then the task cards would be colored to that area
It would be easier to monitor if i can see different color of task items that has same color refer to backlog items
I want to be able to customize the colors of the work items on the task board. Specifically, I want all Blocked tasks to be a light gray, as if they were disabled. I also want to customize the color of the task depending on the Activity field. So Development tasks would be one color and testing tasks would be another color.
It would be nice to change the color or appearance of work items in the result list of a query depending on a value of a field. I want to draw my work item titles red for bugs and green for "ideas" and so on ...
We have deployed the Card colors functionality for Kanban boards on Visual Studio Online.
Similar functionality will be coming onto the task board in subsequent deployment.
This will show up for OnPrem TFS server as part of TFS 2015 updates.
This item will be included in TFS 2015 Update 1.
Greg Roberts commented
Can you please comment if this is for TFS 2015 only or will be UP5 of TFS 2013 ?
Request different color for state of User story in TFS task board. Thanks.
Andrew Young commented
Task associated to bugs in Red. Bug Task are the same color on the board
Mahmoud Moravej commented
Bug in red please! It would be so great
Ingmar Hoogendoorn commented
Based on activity would be nice
Róbson Machado Rosa commented
Would really be nice to be able to color-code items on the board that are 'blocked' 
David Smith commented
Would really be nice to be able to color-code items on the board that are 'blocked'
Hinrich Aue commented
we create tasks that represent a bug.
instead of creating a bug in TFS...
following the idea - we fix bugs - we don't manage them.
but a task cannot be red... that wojld be super cool!
Chris Pont commented
From my point of view, I'd like to see tasks coloured by activity so that you can see which tasks are development, testing, design etc.
Mike Bennett commented
I created a Chrome plugin (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tfs-colorizer/oddpogjdlefaacpddjgpgjgopkilaikp) to color the tasks based on the text. I would prefer if something like it was built in. Rather than PBI vs. bug, as mentioned by some below, I find it more useful to see what's in development vs. what's in testing vs. what requires documentation. So as I see the colors move across the board I know the state of the release.
Rick Wallace commented
Do it please
DO IT PLEASE !
We need this feature ... custom tiles colors and size !
Scott Beeson commented
Would this include the pretty little tiles on TFS web?
not only types of workitems, do it completely :) full customization, e.g. types of states (resolved = green, active = yellow etc), colors should be customizable, also people, if workitem is assigned to developer, make it green, if tester, make it orange... if requirement is of type scenario, make it blue etc..; it would be nice to have also icons...
We are using the Agile template in 2012 (soon to be 2013) and have incorporated bugs into the TFS board in addition to tasks. We added bugs to see/track impediments at the user story level. So in this situation, we'd like to color code by WIT and then within the task WIT by activity. It would also be nice to group and sequence (sequencing can be done today using the stack rank) first by WIT (tasks vs. bugs) and then within tasks by activity. So that all testing tasks are grouped together, etc.
Without this feature using the board sucks. It's a shame that Microsoft is not able to implement this.
We need this!!! In order to save time & quickly differentiate between a dev task and a QA task or bugs inside of the sprint, colors are needed!
Clinton Rocksmith commented
Definitely a "nice" feature
Please add this. I'd like to be able to quickly distinguish tasks by activity (development vs. testing) as well as identify bugs